Managing for Creativity in Japan Talking with Foreign Executives in Japan

Risk Taking

“Japan isn’t a nation that flies by the seat of its pants is it? I suppose that culturally there is a bit more conservativism here and it’s not as culturally acceptable for things to be random here or thought out at the last minute. People will want security and structure around a creative idea here, more so than in Europe. That’s my perception after having lived here.”

This post is part of a series of excerpts from interviews with foreign executives in Japan, focusing on creativity. Excerpts have been edited for confidentiality.
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